From my experience in building websites, it's common practice for developers and designers to build websites with a fixed container width of 1170px. I believe this is because the standard screen size for users is 1300px and that the majority of screens will display the site with a good amount of white space either side.
My question is, does anyone ever choose to design websites with a container width of 1000px or 991px? And if so, what determines this? Is it decided based on content or any practical decisions or is it just preference?
The reason why I ask is because I see alot of sites with small container widths and In my own personal preference I think it makes the webpage easier to read.
It'd be good to hear what people have to say about this topic.